I think some before-and-after pictures are in order. So without further ado, here are before pictures of the front of the house (from last summer):
And here's what it looks like today:
Here is a view of the front yard from the sunroom (again from last summer):
I have lots of peas, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and herbs planted. I also planted a few melon plants and even some habaneros and jalapenos (for Mark). I've left space for more--the farmers' market and the nurseries are bursting with vegetable plants, so if I see anything cool in the next couple of weeks, I'll be able to put those in as well.
So now I just wait, weed, and water. And hope everything grows!